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Original Marlboro Man Robert Morris’ Colorado home is $8M

The unique Marlboro man — a cowboy named Robert Morris who famously refused to smoke — appeared to love contemporary air.

And he left an $8 million 15-acre Colorado legacy to show it.

“Norris was looking for a piece of land with a perfect view of Pike’s Peak,” itemizing dealer Amie Streater of Engel & Voklers informed The Post.



In 1961, the then-31-year-old chosen this mountain haven to custom-built a mansion for his rising household.

Marlboro recruited Norris in 1955 earlier than the surgeon normal declared smoking a well being hazard in 1964. After 14 years with the Phillip Morris-owned model, he mentioned he was setting a nasty instance for his kids and give up the position, The Post reported after he died in 2019. Norris lived until age 90, in contrast to different Marlboro males who died many years youthful.

Some 50 years after the cigarette-sponsored actor and rancher chosen the plot, his now 14,430-square-foot mansion has been re-listed for $8 million.

Robert Norris, the unique Marlboro man, by no means smoked a cigarette and lived until age 90.
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The cigarette-sponsored cowboy figure built his Colorado home in 1961.
The cigarette-sponsored cowboy determine constructed his Colorado home in 1961.

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Norris “was looking for the perfect piece of land with perfect view of Pike’s Peak,” itemizing dealer Amie Streater of Engel & Voklers informed The Post.

The 5,300-square-foot ice hockey rink with a pitched roof cost $420,000 at the time it was built, according to permit records.
The 5,300-square-foot ice hockey rink with a pitched roof price $420,000 on the time it was constructed, in keeping with allow data.
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It was first listed for $7.2 million in 2014 and has gone up and down in worth ever since, the itemizing reveals.

Today, the eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home has a number of uncommon options together with an ice rink, a saltwater pool and a tribute to the late Norris, who was friends with John Wayne.

The shrine-like nook, nestled within the kitchen, has pictures of Norris, a replica of “The Cowboy and his Elephant” (a story in which Norris stars) and an inscription of Norris’s favourite sayings (pictured beneath). The artifacts are included within the sale, Streater informed The Post.

“I really appreciate the privacy and the seclusion of this home. It’s grand without feeling imposing,” Streater informed The Post.
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The kitchen has an island, a breakfast bar and coffered ceilings.
The kitchen has an island, a breakfast bar and coffered ceilings.

A second kitchen, not pictured, remains in the location where Norris originally had it placed and serves as a prep kitchen.
A second kitchen, not pictured, stays within the location the place Norris initially had it positioned and serves as a prep kitchen.

“Always keep your word. A gentleman never insults anyone by mistake. Never tell a lie, then you don’t have to worry about what you said. Don’t look for trouble, but if you get into a fight, make sure you win it. Fun is the main thing. Don’t complain. Complaining is what quitters do. If a man doesn’t respect a woman enough to clean up his mouth, he doesn’t respect himself. Be kind to children, old folks, and animals,” the inscription reads.
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The present homeowners, land developer Rob Oldach and his spouse, creator Denise Oldach — who additionally don’t smoke — purchased the property in 2006 for $2.6 million and spent $5.9 million reworking it, the Wall Street Journal reported in 2019.

“The current sellers took it down to studs, added onto it and updated it to make it feel more contemporary while keeping its historical integrity,” Streater informed The Post.

The most blatant 2008 addition is a 5,300-square-foot ice hockey rink with a pitched roof and a locker room that price $420,000 on the time, in keeping with allow data.

But in addition they added a theater, two heated three-car garages and extra bedrooms, in keeping with Realtor.com.

The 15-acre lot additionally now affords a tree-lined, gate drive, a lined entry, a saltwater pool with fountains, concrete patios, a full-sized tennis courtroom and a driving vary, in keeping with the itemizing.

The dining room is finished with gold leaf.
The eating room has a moist bar and is completed with gold leaf.
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The primary bedroom suite has a custom fireplace added by the current owners.
The major bed room suite has a {custom} hearth added by the present homeowners.

A walk-in closet is pictured.
A walk-in closet is pictured.

A grand, luxurious bathroom is pictured.
A grand, luxurious toilet is pictured.

A home theater is one of the many amenities that has recently been added to the historic house.
A home theater is one of many many facilities which have lately been added to the historic home.
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And the first bed room suite has been up to date with a brand new {custom} ceramic fuel hearth, separate walk-in closets, a espresso bar and a personal health room.

The major bed room suite’s toilet has separate vanities, separate water closets, a three-sided fuel hearth, jetted soaking tub with views of Pikes Peak, separate walk-in showers and a steam room, in keeping with the itemizing.

Along with secondary bedrooms, it encloses a personal outside courtyard that is separate from the remainder of the property, in keeping with the itemizing.

The home has been remodeled with Tuscan influences.
The home has been reworked with Tuscan influences.
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The 15-acre lot has a saltwater pool.
The 15-acre lot has a saltwater pool.
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A tree-lined, gate drive leads to the wood-framed stone veneer home's new covered entry.
A tree-lined, gate drive results in the wood-framed stone veneer home’s new lined entry.

The current owners added the tennis court in a $5.9 million renovation.
The present homeowners added the tennis courtroom in a $5.9 million renovation.


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